'The Lone Ranger' Trailer: See Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp Blow Up the Wild West

'The Lone Ranger' Trailer: See Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp Blow Up the Wild West

Apr 17, 2013

Lone Ranger Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp

After an arduous shooting schedule and a delay that threatened to kill the project for good, The Lone Ranger is totally locked in for a July 3 release – and to celebrate that, we’ve got the newest trailer for your perusal.

Yahoo! scored the exclusive first look at the new clip, which finds Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp teaming up in a wild Western adventure. The trailer showcases Gore Verbinski’s eye for big-budget visuals, and has more than a few nods to his and Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, so fans of those films should be pleased.

It’s hard to judge too much based on a trailer, but given what we’ve seen we like the idea of Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger. We weren’t entirely convinced this casting was going to work at first, but Hammer has the swagger of a Lone Ranger, and enough comedic chops to hold his own in the lighter moments. We’re still not sold on Depp as Tonto – but maybe it will all work out in the finished film.

Read the official synopsis, then check out the brand-spanking-new trailer below. Are you ready to posse up and ride out with The Lone Ranger this July 4 weekend, or will spend your holiday sitting in a saloon?

The Lone Ranger is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

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